WELCOME TO THE DONATION STATION - LOUDOUN SOCCER'S OUTREACH PROGRAM
One of the greatest feelings in the world is experienced when we give to others - whether it's money, items or time. Loudoun Soccer offers many ways to help you "Give Back" and is always appreciative for the assistance.
- Loudoun Soccer distributes items you donate to The Donation Station (such as soccer equipment, food and other articles) throughout the year to many local, state, national and international organizations. Check out some of our undertakings below.
- Whether you need volunteer hours to join the National Honor Society, meet a required number of service hours for school or just want to participate at a more meaningful level, we can assist you in achieving your goal. TOPSoccer Buddies, Coaching, and Event help, are some of the ways you can reach out to help.
- There are many players at all levels in need of financial assistance. It may be for fees or equipment. We are committed to making sure that every child wishing to play soccer has the opportunity. Your generous support is invaluable to these families. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 703-777-9955 x105
to find out more about our programs and how you can help.
GO 4 THE GOAL AND LACE UP FOR CHARITY
Many of you know and have heard the story of Mathias Giordano and his gallant fight with cancer. In 2012, Mathias, then 11 years old, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer.
To support Mathias and his family in their fight against the disease, Team Mathias was started and has been leading a tremendous fundraising effort in our community. Since then, Mathias has been through numerous rounds of treatment and chemotherapy and even lost his leg in fighting the disease. Mathias continues to fight and Loudoun Soccer wants to help in the fundraising effort for this strong young man. Go 4 The Goal - Lace Up For Charity is a nationwide program in support of families like the Giordanos and childhood cancer research. By buying and wearing gold shoe laces you are showing your support of this program and 100% of the proceeds will go to Team Mathias and Children's National Medical Center to support cancer research.
So, Lace Up Loudoun and join your fellow teammates and friends by purchasing yellow shoelaces in support of Team Mathias.
The laces are $5 a pair and are available for purchase at the Loudoun Soccer Park concession stand
or by contacting Jill Drupa and Jill Fawcett at email@example.com
Some teams have already "Laced Up For Charity"! Thank You for supporting this great cause!
MAKING A DIFFERENCE - NOVEMBER 2013
Loudoun Soccer was a Star Sponsor for the Sanders Corner Elementary School Making A Difference Race held Nov 16, 2013 in Ashburn to honor their Principal Kathy Hwang who died in a car accident last year. It was very well attended and everyone had a great time. Check out the NBC coverage of the race - Making A Difference
KIBERA - Equipment Collection November 2013
Gavin Stevens and Eddie Lima pick up items Loudoun Soccer donated to Kicking Poverty in Kibera
Gavin Stevens, currently resides in Virginia while his wife lives in Nairobi and networks with several non-profit Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) who provide assistance to Kiberans in need. Of these needs, soccer is a major buffer for keeping kids off the streets and involved in something positive. Many NGO's are using soccer as a vehicle to provide Kiberans additional support to include basic health needs, education, and AIDS prevention.
ZAMBIA - Equipment Collection October 2013
Mark Seager took Loudoun Soccer donations to a conference in Zambia in October and was kind enough to send the following letter of appreciation with pictures to share with our families:
"Thank you for Loudoun Soccer's donations to my Zambia mission trip. It was a really good conference and the soccer gear was well received. Attached is a picture of my host family's children with their soccer balls. Soccer is really popular in Zambia and I gave the shirts to some of the men who helped organize the conference. I've also attached a picture of the men who attended the conference and you'll see a soccer ball you donated front and center. About 50 of the 130 attendees organized a 4-team soccer tournament which served as a fantastic icebreaker since the attendees came from cities and hadn't met prior to the conference. It was humbling to be on the field when many of them were playing barefoot."
KICK HUNGER - Food Drive October 2013
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Kick Hunger Food Drive that Loudoun Soccer held on Oct 5 & 19 for Loudoun Interfaith Relief. 230 pounds of food were donated to put on their near empty shelves. Let’s Kick Hunger!